Friday, March 30, 2012

Easter Care Package For The Troops!

I love MoveAmericaForward.org and try to regularly send packages to our troops.  I hope you will do the same and share this information with all you know so they can do the same.



HELP US GIVE OUR TROOPS A HAPPY EASTER
MAF is working hard to send thousands of care packages to the troops for Easter, but we NEED YOUR HELP! With only 9 days until Easter Sunday, we have hundreds of packages READY TO SHIP but we need sponsors to get them out the door!

Our Easter Care Packages for The Troops each include the same great items that the troops are used to receiving - gourmet coffee, fresh beef jerky, authentic Oreo cookies, gatorade, lip balm, wet wipes, deodorant, Candy Diplomacy Jelly Beans and more, but we're also including a special EASTER item...Marshmallow Peeps!

But the most important item of the whole care package is the one you write - your message of thanks and gratitude for the troops. Your personalized message is what gives our troops the encouragement and morale boost and is the most valuable component of our mission to support our military men and women!


AMAZING STORY YOU WON'T SEE IN THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA
AMERICAN SACRIFICES SELF TO SAVE LIFE OF AFGHAN GIRL

This is an amazing story that you need to see, but chances are that if you only see and hear from the mainstream media sources like MSNBC and Newsweek, you'll never hear about stories like this.

The media only wants to report negative stories about our troops and their mission in Afghanistan.Positive stories don't fit the media narrative - they're trying to convince you that we're losing the war on terror - and positive stories undermine that message. But good things are happening as a result of our  troops and their selfless sacrifice and tireless work. 

This story is about one American - Spc. Dennis Weichel - who CARED SO MUCH that he was willing to sacrifice himself - without hesitation - for an Afghan child who he didn't even know...because it was the right thing to do. 
His sacrifice is a testament to the goodness and compassion of the American soldier, unmatched throughout the world.

Most of the children moved, but one little girl went back to pick up some brass shell casings in the road. Afghan civilians often recycle the casings, and the girl appeared to aim to do that...according to Lt. Col. Denis Riel of the Rhode Island National Guard.

...Weichel saw the massive truck bearing down on the girl and grabbed her out of the way. But in the process, the truck ran him over, Riel said.

The little girl is fine. Weichel died a short time later of his injuries.

“He was a big kid at heart. He always had a smile on his face, and he made everyone laugh,” 1st Sgt. Nicky Peppe, who served with Weichel in Iraq, is quoted as saying in an Army story.
We are sending thousands of care packages to troops in Afghanistan for Easter. We are heartbroken that Dennis gave his life, but we know that he did it to save others. The least we can do in response, to honor his memory and to applaud his selfless acts, is DO SOMETHING to support his brothers and sisters who are still in Afghanistan serving and sacrificing for the greater good. 


Thanks and God Bless!


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